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  1. Bring back NAP / Health Policy for Windows Server 2016

    Bring back NAP / Health Policy Server for Windows Server2016

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  2. Windows Server 2016 Essentials (or "edition" + Essentials) needs to support Mac OS X 10.12

    Windows Server 2016 Essentials needs to be updated to support Mac OS X v10.12

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  3. Monitor Windows Server status

    I work in a software company as a systems engineer for many years, and I always had a problem: "How do I track the status of all Windows servers that install, some of which are of primary importance that they are always very efficient and online?"
    I started searching online, and actually there are several services which offer a monitoring system. But they all have the same problem, or are very confusing, or require the opening of some doors or cost absurd figures.
    Then I began to search through the Windows Server tools, but nothing.

    It was essential that it…

    1 vote
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  4. RSAT tools to support below the typical N-1 level

    Often many of us work in an environment that is evolving to the latest OS, but perhaps technology or development of internal applications have held or slowed us from updating these to current standards. We are encouraged to use RSAT tools to manage these hosts and services, but these tools are only backwards compatible by N-1.

    This means that with a Windows 10 (current build) laptop, which will use RSAT for 2016, I cannot manage my older Windows 2012 or even 2008r2 hosts. I then have to either use a VM which is running Win7 or 8.1 with RSAT to…

    4 votes
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  5. Update documentation to indicate if VB6 runtime is supported on Windows Server 2016

    Update the documentation to indicate whether the VB6 runtime is supported (or already installed) in windows server 2016

    6 votes
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  6. Problems with March 2017 Security Rollup

    The moderator from the server forum suggested I post here (please see https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/a894761b-963e-4e4a-a309-d28999209448/march-2017-security-updates-breaks-ntlm-authentication-of-samba-shares-over-netbios?forum=winserversecurity).

    We had a production down weekend after installing Microsoft's security March 2017 rollup. This question is to help us understand what was included in the March rollup that broke production in order that we can properly document the workaround.

    Scenario:


    1. Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers.

    2. March 2017 security rollup applied.

    3. SAMBA shares hosted on AIX using NTLM authentication stopped working, giving access denied (client message)
      Error on AIX host is: "FAILED with error NTSTATUSNOLOGONSERVERS"
      Error on AIX host is: "SPNEGO login failed:…
    5 votes
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  7. Urgently need WSE-2106 Media pack to stream video/movies for home use

    Urgently need WSE-2106 Media pack to stream video/movies for home use

    51 votes
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  8. Add Itanium Support to Windows Server 2016

    Intel Itanium can emulate x64 but they are not officially supported in Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2016 should be one edition and download should say for "64-bit systems" and that should be compatible with x86_64, Itanium, and 64-bit ARM.

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  9. Add locales that use UTF8 (Code Page 65001) by default

    Most modern Unix-based OSes make UTF-8 the default character encoding.
    Considering OpenSSH ( http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2015/10/19/openssh-for-windows-update.aspx ), Now is the time for Windows to support UTF8-native locales. we need system-wide and reboot-trelant way.

    64 votes
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  10. Add cross-server service dependencies

    If I have an application that needs SQL to be running on another server, it would be great to be able to add a dependency in my services control panel that would prevent that service from being started until it saw SQL running on another server, with an optional startup delay afterward.

    In addition to this, in general, a "startup delay" you can specify in seconds for services would be beneficial. We've had some race conditions in our environment which have meant some services have failed to start due to network adapter/netlogon availabilty, and the options to correct this are…

    17 votes
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  11. Make Branch Cache easier to setup and verify its working.

    Make this easier!
    To prehash content and preload the content on hosted cache servers
    Log on to the file or Web server that contains the data that you wish to preload, and identify the folders and files that you wish to load on one or more remote hosted cache servers.

    Run Windows PowerShell as an Administrator. For each folder and file, run either the Publish-BCFileContent command or the Publish-BCWebContent command, depending on the type of content server, to trigger hash generation and to add data to a data package.

    After all the data has been added to the data package,…

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